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Update: Matchmaker's Hotlist
February 28, 2007

(FEB 28) WBAN is in the process this week of removing some of the matches that were suggested on Matchmaker's Hotlist,  that are no longer of interest or the boxer has become inactive for a long....Full Story

Photos: Moreno vs. Warner
February 27, 2007

(FEB 27) WBAN has just posted a huge 70+ digital photo gallery #412, and Flash Photo Slideshow #67 on the Carina Moreno  vs.Suszannah Warner bout.  Other related galleries, photo Gallery #409, #410, Flash photo Slideshow #65.

McCarter Named "WBAN's March 2007 Fighter of the Month!"
February 27, 2007

(FEB 27) WBAN would like to congratulate Layla McCarter of Las Vegas. McCarter was named WBAN's March 2007 Fighter of the Month. This month she had an impressive win over Melissa Hernandez.

Hallback Sets The Record Straight
February 26, 2007

(FEB 26) WBAN has received an open letter from Chevelle Hallback, who would like to set the record straight as to why she did not take the fight with Canada's Jelena Mrdjenovich. Hallback told WBAN: "I did not say I would not fight Jelena or do not want to fight Jelena...Full Story

No easy road for champ Sitzes -Sitzes defends NABF belt on March 16
February 26, 2007

(FEB 26) Deep within America’s heartland, in Springfield, Missouri, lives one of boxing’s best kept secrets in Jeri “Fists of Fury” Sitzes.  

A Conversation with Jill Diamond
by Bernie McCoy
February 25, 2007

Possessing passion is, in many ways, a lot like having a sense of humor. Ask someone if they have a sense of humor and, inevitably, the answer is "of course." In reality very few people really do, particularly when it comes to laughing at themselves. Similarly, question anyone if they have passion in their souls and quickly comes the identical "of course" reply. But, in point of fact..Full Story

Achieng to fight Mwakasanga
February 25, 2007

(FEB 25) On March 10, 2007, at the Nyayo Stadium, in Kenya, Conjestina Achieng will be fighting in a non-title bout against Monica Mwakasanga.  According to news sources, Achieng has signed with Time Bomb International Promotion.

Kuehne Wins over Herzilla
February 25, 2007

(FEB 25) Last night in Berlin, Germany,  Ramona Kuehne, Berlin,  won a six-rounder over  Monica Herzilla of Poland. It was reported to WBAN that Kuehne had won every round, landing the cleaner, harder shots.  Photo: Team Kuehnetional Promotion.

Photos: Serrano vs. Mohs
February 24, 2007

(FEB 24) We have just posted another photo gallery #411, and Flash Photo Slideshow #66, of the Cindy Serrano vs. Jessica Mohs bout.  They fought this week in New York at the Roseland Ballroom. Photographs are by Richie Maldonado.

Results: Three Women's Bouts on Lemoore Card!
February 23, 2007

(FEB 23) Last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, and promoted by Goossen Tutor, in the main event, Jessica Rakoczy, 132, defeated Kelli Cofer, 133.5, by technical..Full Story

Anyos Wins by Decision over Paradorngym
February 23, 2007

(FEB 23) Tonight at in Gold Coast, Australia, Sharon Anyos, 128¾, won a six-round unanimous decision over Satreelek Paradorngym, 124¼.   Also Jasmin Ward won a six-round unanimous details over Edith Smith. More

Tonight: Skovgaard Wins Pro Debut
February 23, 2007

(FEB 23) Tonight at the Falconer Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, and promoted by Team Palle, Junior Welterweight Vinni Skovgaard, 139, won a 4-rd unanimous decision over Ksenija Koprek, 139.

Mrdjenovich to fight Raika
February 23, 2007

(FEB 23) On April 13, 2007, in Edmonton, Canada, Jelena Mrdjenovich will be facing Japan's Emiko Raika. This should be a very competitive and interesting fight. Originally negotiations were going on for Mrdjenovich to fight Chevelle Hallback--but..Full Story

Breaking News - Kikuchi to be at Lemoore Event!
February 22, 2007

(FEB 22) WBAN has been notified that Japan's Nanako Kikuchi will be at the event tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino to watch the Moreno/Warner fight!  More

Tonight: Three Women's Bouts on Lemoore Card!   
February 21, 2007

(FEB 22) Tonight in Lemoore, California, there will be three women's bouts on the card. Today the weigh-in took place. The weights: Jessica Rakoczy ...More

On the Lookout for Amateurs on Show
February 21, 2007

(FEB 21) Promoters of an exciting amateur boxing event scheduled for March 3rd in Rhode Island are looking for two female amateurs for the show. One would be for an amateur boxer 25 years old, 119 lbs. and 2-1 record..Full Story

Belinszky- Farago fight cancelled by Hungarian federation
By JollyDee
February 20, 2007

(FEB 20) The upcoming fight that was supposed to take place between Krisztina Belinszky vs. Beatrix Farago has been cancelled.  The bout was cancelled due to the fact that there was a three weight class difference. The Hungarian Boxing Association Professional Section did not ...Full Story

Figueroa to fight on March Mayhem Card...
Source: Press Release
February 19, 2007

(FEB 19) The first event on Friday, March 16th, MARCH MAYHEM is the annual St. Patrick Day Celebration headlined by undefeated light heavyweight..Full Story

Olszewski Wins by a Split Decision
February 18, 2007
Photos: Richie Maldonado

(FEB 18) Last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York, New York, and promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Eileen Olszewski, 114¾, won a six-round split decision over Noriko Kariya, 116¾. The final judges scores were 58-56, 56-58, and 54-60.  Full Story

Halmich Swaps Gloves for Microphone at ProSieben Fight Night
by Torben L. of Denmark
February 18, 2007

(FEB 18) ProSieben Fight Night, which went on air last Friday, was yet another challenge for Europe's most successful female boxer, Regina Halmich. She usually works inside the ropes on these occasions, but this time her role was that of boxing expert and co-presenter to talk show host Stefan Raab.   Full Story

Results Around
the World this Weekend!

February 18, 2007

(FEB 18) There were quite of few results with women's boxing this weekend, and WBAN will list this weekend's boxing action!  On Friday,  February 16th,  In Germany, WBA Flyweight World Championship Fight between Carolina Alvarez, 111½, of Venezuela and Armenian born Susianna Kentikian, 112,  ended with a TKO in favor Full Story
Kentikian wins the vacant WBA Flyweight Title
By Torben L. of Denmark
February 17, 2007

(FEB 17) Last night's WBA Flyweight World Championship Fight between Carolina Alvarez of Venezuela and Armenian born Susianna Kentikian ended with a TKO in favor of Kentikian. The 19 year old Kentikian demolished her 10 year older opponent over eight rounds until the referee - Mark Nelson of USA - called a halt to the punishment 27 seconds into the 9th round.  Full Story

Rojas to replace Weston in UBC Title bout
By Kevin Bello
February 17, 2007

(FEB 17) On March 2, 2007, in the City of Cartagena, Colombia, in one of the most promising cartels of the National boxing scene, Panamanian Anna “Dynamite” Pascal will now be fighting Colombian boxer Raola Rojas.  Pascal will be defending her UBC world title bout.   Pascal’s original opponent, Iva Weston suffered an injury...Full Story

Tonight: Kentikian to fight Alvarez
By Torben L./Denmark
February 16, 2007

(FEB 16) European TV viewers, who are able to receive the German TV Channel ProSieben, are in for a treat tonight, when Susi Kentikian (14-0-0 / 11 KO's) will face Carolina Alvarez (8-0-1 / 4 KO's) of Venezuela for the vacant WBA Flyweight Title. The bout is the main event on the new "ProSieben Fight Night".   Full Story

Seven day weights for WBC Title fight participants
February 16, 2007

(FEB 16) Yesterday, the seven day weigh-in for the WBC title fight participants took place at the venue, The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California.  The boxing event takes place on February 22nd. Photographer Alan Messick will be covering this fight for WBAN ringside. Full Story

McCarter Wins by TKO over Hernandez!  

(FEB 15) Last night at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter, 132,  of Las Vegas, won by an eighth round TKO" over Melissa “Hurracan” Hernandez, 133.5. The fight was scheduled for three-minute (per round), 12 rounds, with McCarter defending her GBU ..Full Story

CES releases Fiorentino from Contract
February 14, 2007

(FEB 14) WBAN has received a press release,  that Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES)  released world champion Missy Fiorentino from contract.  There announcement read as follows: CES has released IWBF featherweight champion Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino from her promotional contract, effective immediately, due to detrimental behavior..Full Story

Rucker and Egbunine to Rematch
Source: Press Release
February 14, 2007

(FEB 14) Veronica Rucker, Cleveland, Ohio (4-6-1) and Ijeoma Egbunine, Marietta Georgia (12-1) will meet again in a super middleweight scheduled for six rounds February 23 in Atlanta, Georgia on a card promoted by Absoloot Entertainment. Rucker is coming off a big win over Valerie Mahfood and looking forward to meeting ...Full Story
True Knockout Lesson from Women Boxing
by David Pambianchi
February 14, 2007

Not taken seriously by some fans, women's boxing lacks the appreciation it deserves. Spectators want action, and many assume only male fighters deliver. Yet, some women's matches are more dynamic. One fan commented, "I have seen some fights (male) so pathetic and sloppy..Full Story
Clampitt-St. John to be replayed all week nationwide
February 13, 2007

(FEB 13) PAWTUCKET, RI -- Friday's IWBF world lightweight title fight between Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt and Mia "The Knockout" St. John will be replayed throughout the next week ..Full Story
Rijker Striker Coaching
February 12, 2007

(FEB 12) WBAN has received news that Lucia Rijker "Striker" has developed a new business that incorporates all of her talents and knowledge that she has gained throughout the last 25 years of competing in and outside the ring.  Full Story and to see full Poster
Laila Ali Calls Time Out
By Bernie McCoy
February 12, 2007

 The most famous name, currently, in the sport of Women's boxing, Laila Ali, will be taking "time off" from her boxing career, according to her manager, Damon Bingham. Amid reports that Ali was scheduled to fight Ann Wolfe..Full Story
Mrdjenovich Defeats Laracuente
February 11, 2007
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(FEB 11) Last night at a sold-out crowd at the Delta South Hotel, in Edmonton, Canada, Jelena Mrdjenovich, 130.6, of Edmonton, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Belinda Laracuente, 127, Bronx, New York. in didn't need any directions on the road to redemption last night.Full Story

McGee Wins by decision over Colbert
Photos and story by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
February 11, 2007

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. –On Friday Night at the Star Plaza Theatre, there was a women’s bout on the card between Mary McGee vs. Kim Colbert. In the first, Colbert nearly floored McGee. Knocking her off balance on the ropes, she unloaded with both fists. Covering up and pinned down on the lower ropes, McGee drew an eight count. Resuming, she knocked Colbert across the ring with a counter. Springing, she unloaded.  Full Story

Best Damned Sports Goes Girl Fight
By Katherine Dunn
February 10, 2007

(FEB 10) The Best Damned Sports Show on FOX will earn its name yet again with a high quality all-female, all-championship fight card on March 22. The bouts
will be broadcast from the Isleta Casino and Resort of
Albuquerque, N.M. Women’s title bouts are ten rounds,
with each round running 2 minutes.  Full Story

Clampitt Wins by Decision
February 10, 2007

PROVIDENCE-- For a brief moment, Mia St. John appeared to turn back the clock; to return to the prominence that made her one of boxing’s most recognizable faces in the late 90’s. But St. John’s brush with the past lasted just two minutes in fact, a scant 120 seconds of the eighth round in her ten round IWBF Lightweight title fight with two time World Champion Jamie Clampitt.  Full Story

Sellout Crowd Enjoys Slugfest
Source: Press Release
Photo: JP Yim
February 9, 2007

(FEB 9) IRVINE - Before 1,410 fans and its 13th straight sellout, fight fans showed their appreciation for a solid five bout card, by showering the ring not once, but twice, at Thursday night’s Irvine Marriott Battle In The Ballroom boxing show. It was another great night of action for promoter Roy Englebrecht, as he lifted the curtain on the 23rd year of boxing at the Marriott...Full Story

Tonight: St. John-Clampitt world title fight
February 9, 2007

PROVIDENCE (February 9, 2007) - Only the second women's world title fight ever held in Rhode Island headlines tonight's "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show, featuring two-time world champions Mia "The Knockout" St. John and Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt fighting for the vacant IWBF lightweight title, at the Rhode Island Convention Center..Full Story

Is Ann Wolfe going to South Africa to fight Ali?
February 9, 2007

(FEB 9) In the news on the IOL website, it was stated in an article dated, February 7th,  that Laila Ali would be traveling to South Africa, in early August for a bout against Ann Wolfe. WBAN called promoter Brian Young of Prize Fight Promotions, who has been promoting Ann Wolfe, to see if this article was accurate, and if in fact the...Full Story

Maureen Shea Pre-Fight Party!
Source: Press Release
February 9, 2007

(FEB 9) Maureen Shea will appear at the Beechmont Tavern in New Rochelle, NY from 6-10 PM on March 1. Her next bout is March 16 on the "Erin Go Brawl" card at Madison Sqaure Garden. The Beechmont Tavern is hosting this "meet and greet" for all of her family, friends and supporters to come out and have a good time....Full Story

Jeri Sitzes to Defend NABF Featherweight Title
Source: Press Release
February 8, 2007

Team Sitzes would like to announce that Jeri "Fist of Fury" Sitzes will be defending her NABF featherweight title on March 16th, 2007 at Florentine Gardens in El Monte California. Jeri's opponent will be Jayla Ortiz (12-8-4- 3KO's)of Albuquerque, New MexicoFull Story

Holm, Chavez, and Jefferies to defend
Titles on Fox

By Andy Rivera

(FEB 8) Fresquez Productions and Isleta Casino & Resort officially announced the March 22 "Destiny" card--a triple-headlining...Full Story

Hernandez moving up in weight class
February 7, 2007

(FEB 7) WBAN has been contacted by Melissa Hernandez who told WBAN the following: "I am vacating my WIBA 122 lbs world title due to not being able to defend it because, I'm unable to make the 122 lbs limit. I'm ...Full Story

Laila The Could Be
Great Ali

By Tom DeNapoli
February 7, 2007

Some one said, “God will judge you by what you have done with what he has given you”. He gave Laila Ali many great gifts. She is blessed and truly talented. But if God watched boxing, he would NOT watch Laila Ali for she surely has squandered her many gifts in meaningless mismatches of her great skill against the least skilled. Full Story

The Absolute Stupidity of it all…
By Sue TL Fox
February 7, 2007

(FEB 7)  This week WBAN received a very disturbing email, with an attached photo that came with that email.  It was a female boxer who had received an embarrassing and in some opinions could be perceived...Full Story

Laila Ali and Tiger Woods
By Bernie McCoy
February 7, 2007
Photo by J & P Photography

Both Laila Ali and Tiger Woods are terrific athletes whose career arcs have a startling similarity, if one chooses to make the comparison. Both are young athletes who, if they desire, have more than a few good years ahead of them in their individual sport. Both are immensely talented in that chosen sport. Both Ali and Woods are..Full Story

Dunaway to fight Chubirka
February 6, 2007

(FEB 6)  On February 22, in Lemoore, California, Hollie Dunaway will be fighting Mariana Chubirka.  Also, Jessica Rakoczy vs. Kelli Cofer, and Carina Moreno vs. Wendy Rodriguez.  Photographer Alan Messick will be ringside.

Latest Update on Saccurato!
February 6, 2007

(FEB 6) Ann-Marie Saccurato has a busy schedule ahead in 2007. Saccurato will be fighting Holly Holm on March 22, 2007 for a unification bout for many Welterweight title belts. The two will be fighting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The bout will be the main event on Fox Sports Live, and be featured on “The Best Damn Sports Show.” She is flying out to Albuquerque this week for a press conference and photo shoot. Full Story

"Hearts Of Fire" Fight Week Schedule
February 5, 2007

(FEB 5) WBAN has received a press release with the "Hearts of Fire" fight week schedule.  The public is welcome to all events.  On Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 2:00 PM, there will be an open workout with Jaime ...Full Details

Rivas slaughters "The Dove"
By Ewan Whyte
February 4, 2007

In a report so brief it could perhaps better be described as an epitaph, Isaac Guerra of Box Noticias salutes the courage of Elizabeth “La Paloma” Aguillón of Monterrey in challenging the ex world champion (Jazmín Rivas) on Friday evening in the Arena Coliseo, Monterrey.  Full Story

Vinni Skovgaard
turns pro
By Torben L.
February 3, 2007

(FEB 3) Teampalle announced today, that Vinni Skovgaard will make her pro debut on their next show at Falconer Centret in Copenhagen on 23rd February. According to the press release, Vinni Skovgaard has signed...Full Story

Ali stops O’Neil in First Round
February 3, 2007

(FEB 3) Tonight in Johannesburg, South Africa,  Laila Ali stopped Gwendolyn O’Neil in the first 56 seconds of the first round.  This was a rematch for the two.  In their first encounter, Ali stopped O’Neil in the third round.  .Full Story

Three Women’s Bouts on Lemoore Card
February 3, 2007

(FEB 3) WBAN has received additional information on the upcoming boxing event that will take place on February 22, 2007, at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California. In one women's bout, Canadian Jessica Rakoczy, who fights out of Las Vegas, will be fighting Kelli Cofer, in a world title bout, for an interim title....Full Story

Nava returns
By Ewan Whyte
February 2, 2007

Not having fought since May 20th, when she was knocked out and robbed of her WBC title by Alejandra Oliveras of Argentina, 'The Aztec Princess', Jackie Nava, wanted a warm-up before confronting her nemesis on the 3rd March in Buenos Aires for the return. After several cancellations, she got her wish in Tijuana on Monday evening as Eli 'La Cubanita' Ruiz of El Fuerte, Sinaloa, answered the bell..Full Story

"The Predator" Makes a successful return!
February 2, 2007

(FEB 2) It is so far...so good for Olivia "The Predator" Gerula!  She left the sport in 2004, returning in 2006, and thus far has had two pro bouts winning both! Olivia made her return on June 9, 2006, after over two years out of the ring. She TKO'd Amanda Carriere in the second round. Then last Friday, she scored a unanimous decision over Olga Heron.  The two fought in a six-rounder in Canada.  Full Story








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